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Dragon Boat Races to Take Over Barkers Island This Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is coming up this weekend. The funds raised through the event go to Twin Ports Rotary Clubs and the Essentia Health Foundation. However, the races are all free for community members to attend. The event is taking place on August 25 – 26. Races can be watched at Barker’s Island. Other…

Digging Deeper with Northern Harvest CSA Farm

With CSA Farms Growing in Popularity in Recent Years, Local Crops are Selling Out for the Season

WRENSHALL, Minn. – The Northland is receiving ample amounts of rain this season, causing some local farmers to wish for higher ground. CSA farming is much more than freshly picked produce on your table. “You’re never going to master nature; you’re never going to master Mother Nature,” said Farmer Rick Dalen, Northern Harvest Farm. It’s almost time for books and…

Family Event Supports Superior Police and Fire Museum

Coffee Conversation: Superior Public Museums

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This evening the annual mini-golf fundraiser for the Old Firehouse and Police Museum is taking place. The family event runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 21. There will be mini-golf, hot dogs, drinks and chips for $7.00. Local firefighters and police officers will be onhand to talk with kids and show vehicles. This is all taking place…

Midday Update 8-1-17

Local news and weather making headlines in the Northland

Categories: News Update Tags: Brett Scott, duluth, Headlines, midday update, News, northland, superior, Updates, weather, William Seay

Vietnam War Memorial Arrives in Twin Ports

Since 1996, 'The Wall That Heals' has Traveled to More Than 400 Towns and Cities Across the United States

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior came alive earlier Wednesday to welcome a piece of history into the Northland. From now through Sunday, Twin Ports residents will have the chance to walk through time and remember those who served for our country in the Vietnam War. “Our men and women deserve the military rights of all things from beginning to…

New Fairlawn Exhibit Features Servants’ Quarters

The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior Will Now Host Tours of the Servants' Quarters

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Most Northlanders have heard the name Martin Pattison and understand the incredible impact he had on the City of Superior any beyond. But what about another group of about a dozen who lived at his mansion as well? In this week’s Northland Uncovered, we learn a little about them and the new way they’re being honored on…

Special Report: Setting Sail with Superior Pursuits

For Captain Parker Bambenek, it took a tragedy to realize what he wanted as a summer career

DULUTH, Minn. – Every year thousands of people, whether local or visiting, love to fish in the Northland. However, adventure seekers are now taking to the big lake more than ever before, boosting the local economy. One Captain we caught up with says it’s not always easy for charter fishing companies to make a go of it in a competitive…

Book Signing to Benefit Marine Museum

"World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior" by, Gerald Sandvick

DULUTH, Minn. – A local author and historian has written a book about ship building in the Twin Ports and this weekend he’s using a book signing as a fundraiser. It’s all to raise money for the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. The book is titled “World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior” by, Gerald Sandvick. Here’s a look…

Morning Update 6-7-17

An update on local news and weather.

Categories: News Update Tags: city council, Headlines, Local News, Natalie Froistad, sports, superior, weather, William Seay

Twin Ports Mayors Join Together for Theater Fundraiser

Mayors Paine and Larson to Perform in "Love Letters"

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week the mayors of Duluth and Superior will be joining forces for a good cause. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine will be performing in “Love Letters” with Twin Ports Stage on Thursday, June 8. Director of Twin Ports Stage Victoria Main says “Love Letters” is a play by A.R. Gurney that is funny,…

Superior Downtown Farmer’s Market Opens for Season

Farmer's Market Moves Location Due to Construction

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Spring is here, Summer is around the corner and farmer’s markets are back in the Northland! The 2017 Superior Downtown Farmers Market is every Wednesday through October 25, 2017. The market will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Downtown Market has moved due to Belknap Construction. The market is in the 1200 block of…

Superior Once Predicted to be “Next Chicago”

Northland Uncovered: Superior the Boom Town?

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Today, the Twin Ports is a thriving harbor, but years ago the city of Superior was predicted to be the “next Chicago.” Executive Director of the Douglas County Historical Society, Tony Tracy, says the population was once even at 40,000 compared to the nearly 27,000 today. Tracy says the enthusiasm for the city started back in the 1600s….

Superior Firefighters Undergo Stress Tests for Heart Health

St. Luke's is Partnering with Superior Fire Department, After a Federal Grant Allows for Free Stress Tests

DULUTH, Minn. – A federal grant recently received by the Superior Fire Department is going toward improving the quality of health for firefighters. Tuesday morning, firefighter Cameron Vollbrecht responded to his stress test appointment at the St. Luke’s Regional Vascular Center. Experts are using the tests to take a closer look at lung capacity and heart rate under intense situations….

Nikki’s Notebook: Title IX Rule Keeps Boys Off Dance Team

Superior Dancer Not Allowed To Compete In Competition With Minnesota Judges

A lot has changed in the past 30 years when it comes to high school athletic competitions, but a law in Minnesota has got some students and parents questioning what’s fair and if it’s time for a change. A Minnesota law that hasn’t been updated since the 1970’s is keeping some athletes out of competition, most recently its kept a…

Teague Alexy Performs on FOX 21 Ahead of Duluth Homegrown Appearance

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival runs through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – Music has taken over the city as the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is well underway. The festival runs through Sunday, May 7th and will feature two hundred musical acts at multiple venues in Duluth and Superior. The Greater Downtown Council is sponsoring a Homegrown Trolley over the weekend for a quick and free ride up and down Superior…

UW-Superior Presents “Crimes of the Heart”

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UW-Superior is now presenting a story of three sisters reuniting and dealing with past decisions. The play is called “Crimes of the Heart.” Ellen Badger, who plays Babe Botrelle, visited FOX 21 to chat about the play. She says the show brings comedy to serious circumstances. Performances are April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30…

Sugar Gliders Soaring into Northland Homes

Local Breeder Believes Sugar Gliders are Being Sold Without Proper Background Knowledge

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Exotic animals are increasing in popularity across much of the United States. In the Northland, little creatures known as sugar gliders are making way into homes. The market for these furry friends is quite competitive and comes with much responsibility. “They’re like potato chips, you can’t have just one,” said Amy Laessig, Founder, Superior Suggies. In a…

Tackling the Jungle Gym at Green Light Fitness

Active Adventures: Gym Offers Kettlebells, Spin Classes and Jungle Gym

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Spring is here and many Northlanders will be working to get ready for bikini season. At Green Light Fitness in Superior, Paul and Amanda Rockwood are helping those folks get in shape. The fitness center offers kettlebell workouts, spin classes, and Jungle Gym XT training. Amanda also coaches a Booty Camp. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX…

New Exhibit to Open in SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum

Volunteers Needed for Annual Work Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Spring is here and that means tourists will soon be filling the Twin Ports. In Superior, volunteers with the Superior Public Museums are working hard to ensure the buildings and displays are in perfect shape for tours. Fairlawn Mansion is open year-round, but soon the SS Meteor and Old Firehouse and Police Museum will open their doors for…

Garage Fire Breaks Out in Superior

No Injuries Were Reported, the Cause of the Fire Remains Under Investigation

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A garage fire in Superior kept firefighters busy shortly after 10 Monday night. Crews responded to the structure fire at 5410 Hammond Avenue. When fire officials arrived all occupants were out of the structure. Smoke was coming from the attic area above the garage, and fire could be seen on the exterior of the garage wall. There…

Cooking up Tradition with Bucktales Cantina & Grill

Cooking Connection: Bistec Ranchero

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Mexican restaurant in Superior is bringing traditional flavor to town. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is owned by Dee Morales, who also does all the cooking by himself. For this week’s Cooking Connection, Morales showed FOX 21’s William Seay how to make Bistec Ranchero. Bucktales Cantina & Grill is located at 6098 WI-35, Superior, WI 54880, which is about half…

Hagen Endorses Fennessey For Mayor

Thursday Morning, Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen Spoke to Superior Residents, Showing Support for Brent Fennessey

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Only 11 days remain before the City of Superior takes on new leadership. Thursday morning, Mayor Bruce Hagen announced he is endorsing mayoral candidate Brent Fennessey. “I believe that Brent Fennessey is the candidate and the only candidate that has these qualifications and proven experience,” said Mayor Bruce Hagen. Hagen believes Fennessey has a young, fresh vision…

Over Fifty Cats Taken from Superior Home

Douglas County Humane Society is Now Seeking the Public's Help

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Douglas County Humane Society is staying busy these days. An animal hoarding case in the City of Superior is creating an overflow of feline friends at the shelter. Now, they need your help in finding nearly 60 cats a new place to call home. “It can be quite emotional, it can be really sad,” said Sheila…

U-Haul to Settle in Vacant Superior Kmart Space

The Development will Invest Six Million Dollars in the City of Superior, Adding 35 Jobs

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – After closing its doors nearly a year ago, the Superior Kmart building will soon have a new beginning. U-Haul is set to be moving into the location off Tower Avenue. The building has been on the market for over two years, and vacant for one. Florida based Kin Properties currently owns the property, but will soon finalize…

Structure Fire in Superior Causes $70,000 in Damages

Crews Battled a Blaze that Broke out at 5917 Cumming Avenue, Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Superior fire officials responded to a structure fire shortly after 10:30 Sunday evening. The blaze broke out at a two-story duplex located at 5917 Cumming Avenue. When crews arrived they found flames coming from two second floor windows. They were able to extinguish the blaze, which crews believe started in the upstairs kitchen. Authorities say all residents…

Native American History on Display in Superior

New Exhibit Opens at Douglas County Historical Society

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A new exhibit is opening up at the Douglas County Historical Society highlighting Native American culture in our area. The planning for this exhibit began when a Dugout Canoe was discovered in storage in 2015. The canoe was actually donated in 1939 and was found to be authentic Dakota. On Saturday, February 25th at 11 a.m. the…

Lady Brew “Pantsuit” on Tap in Superior

Female Brewers and Beer Drinkers Taking on Craft Brew Scene

The Women’s March on Washington happened the same weekend a Northland brewery released a one- of-its- kind beer called “Pantsuit.” The timing wasn’t a coincidence; it’s a beer with a meaning at Thirsty Pagan in Superior. Allyson Rolph is one of few female master brewers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She says her gender hasn’t affected her success, apart from some…

Suspicious Device Found in Superior

Duffel Bag Contained Possible Explosives

Superior Police Department officers were dispatched to a suspicious package in the 2000 block of E 7th Street Tuesday afternoon. Someone had left a duffel bag with items sticking out of it. The object was later determined to be an explosive device or made to look like an explosive device. Officers called out for a bomb squad, the Marathon County…